Welcome to the May 2016 special Secret Recipe Club Picnic / BBQ Themed Reveal Day! I was assigned to Cooking Mimi and had a wonderful time browsing her recipes for inspiration. There were SO many ideas... I save quite a few for later. I found Smoky Sriracha Barbecue Sauce, Alabama White Barbecue Sauce, Jalapeno Bacon Cheeseburgers, Peanut Butter Pie with a Pretzel Crust, Pina Colada Poke Cake, and then a Barbecue Salad... umm... what? Yes, that one. I want that one!
This was a very delicious and perfectly summery meal we enjoyed recently. The original recipe calls for a base of lettuce greens topped with barbecue sauced meat, and then mix and match the other ingredients to your personal preference. I used a couple of my recent Farmer's Market finds and added some fresh juicy peaches along with some finely diced garlic scape (that stuff smells amazing!)
You can't go wrong with this one - it's the perfect addition to your summer meals, and so easy to mix and match to what you have on hand and prefer on your salad. I love the addition of the barbecued chicken with the ranch - it was deliciously different and a fantastic combination. We will definitely use this Barbecue Salad base again soon!
Makes about 3 salads
2 cups shredded chicken coated with BBQ sauce (to taste)
6 cups cleaned and torn salad greens
Ranch dressing (or other favorite salad dressing)
Various toppings (to taste) such as: cheese, tomatoes, garlic scape, peaches, sliced carrots, etc.
- Heat the meat and barbecue sauce until hot.
- Place salad greens on plates.
- Divide meat among the salads and top with dressing and various toppings.